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Sermon #5570

Mans Need : Salvation

A Sermon on Galatians 1:3-5


Galatians 1:3-5 ESV KJV
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (ESV)

Sermon Description

God has not abandoned the world and He has not abandoned His children. Rather, before sin ever entered the scene, God set in motion a plan to save His people from the evil of this world. God sent His Son to the cross and raised Him again that they might dwell in His presence. In this sermon on Galatians 1:3–5 titled “Man’s Need: Salvation,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches the same truth that was proclaimed to the Galatians who had forgotten their great need for the gospel. Christians today are no different in that they also are apt to forget what God has done for them. When Christians forget the gospel, they forget how desperately they need this good news and to be delivered from evil. God is not passive when He looks on His children’s need; He loves them so much and has created a way for salvation. Consider His great grace, mercy, and compassion and praise Him.

Sermon Breakdown

  1. The sermon begins by introducing Galatians 1:3-5 which highlights God's grace, peace, and the deliverance of believers from this present evil world according to God's will.

  2. Many today do not see Christianity as good news because they do not understand the true human condition and the evil in the world. People must see themselves as they really are - sinners under God's wrath.

  3. The gospel is good news because it proclaims God's deliverance and salvation for sinners. This salvation is all of God, by grace, and through Christ.

  4. God is not passive in salvation. If left to ourselves, no one would come to God. God actively planned salvation before creation.

  5. Salvation is not simple. It required God's greatest effort to reconcile sinners to Himself. It is the greatest news and the central message of the Bible.

  6. God began revealing His plan of salvation in Genesis 3:15 with the promise of the seed of the woman who would defeat Satan. God maintained a line of salvation through Noah and Abraham.

  7. God formed Israel as a nation to reveal Himself and His plan of salvation. The Old Testament sacrifices and promises point to the coming Messiah.

  8. In the fullness of time, God sent His Son to redeem sinners. Jesus was born of a woman, under the law, and died on the cross. God raised Him and seated Him in heaven.

  9. Jesus came to deliver believers from this present evil world and bring them into God's kingdom. Believers will escape the world's final judgment.

  10. Salvation is all of God's will and grace. It was planned before creation to save sinners from condemnation and for eternal glory.

  11. The gospel proclaims free pardon, forgiveness, reconciliation, sonship, and the hope of heaven to sinners - without cost, by grace alone.

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Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.